Friday, 24 February 2017

MBC’s Top 5 Crowdfunding Companies


I have introduced in previous entries Top 5 Music PR Companies in Oz and Top 5 Indie Labels in Oz and now I introduce you MBC's Top 5 Crowdfunding Companies that you should know.

If you are looking to fund your music, EP launch, tour, film, etc. then you have come to the right place.

In case you're not sure what crowdfunding is, here it is in a nutshell.

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals - primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms - and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure.

To find out more about Crowdfunding head to the link below for more information.
http://www.fundable.com/learn/resources/guides/crowdfunding-guide/what-is-crowdfunding  

It is a complete guide on all you need to know about Crowdfunding.

Remember all hard work makes a world of a difference. Make sure to click on the link above. Why you ask? Well it has everything in detail on what you need to do and achieve to get the funds you're after.

I wish you all the best and good luck!!!

Let's begin with MBC's Top 5 Crowdfunding Companies.




How does it work?

Pozible provides the platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience worldwide. If people love what you're creating, they can support it by pledging money. In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment.

What makes us different?

We believe in crowdfunding for everyone. That means providing help to creators to give them the best possible chance of success - and the highest success rate of any major platform. If you'd like to talk about a campaign, get in touch contact us via the website.

How did it start?

A few years ago, Rick and Alan were working on another project when they met an artist with amazing talent. Like many such artists, she was frustrated by having to keep her art 'on the side'. The story resonated. They'd heard it many times before from friends and colleagues.

They asked themselves; could crowdsourcing be used to make funds available in a way specifically suited to the needs of creative people? Could they build a user-friendly tool allowing creators to secure pledges against offered rewards, thereby making resources available to creators during the critical production and crowdsourcing for social enterprise and community development, they developed a model flexible enough for all kinds of endeavors, with few of the time and complexity issues of traditional funding models.

Pledges come from: 105 countries
Success rate: 57%
Raised in Pledges: AU$50 Million+
Projects Launched: 12,155+



Patreon helps creators of all kinds get sustainable income and connect with their biggest fans.

Mission:
Support, engage and FUND the emerging creative class.

Story:
For creators: Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you're already creating (webcomics, videos, songs etc.). Fans pledge a few bucks per month OR per thing you release and then you get paid every month, or every time you release something new (where it's on SoundCloud, YouTube, your own website or anywhere).

For fans: Patreon is a way to pay your favorite creators for making the stuff you love. Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn't work), you can now pledge $2 per video and the creator releases 3 videos in February, then your card gets charged a total of $6 that month. This means the creator gets paid regularly (every time the creator releases something new), and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts.

Creating your Patreon Campaign - step by step guide:

*Through Patreon, fans have given over $100 million to creators.



Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world's largest social fundraising platform in 2010, with over $3 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.

Key points:
  • Mobile-Friendly Campaigns
  • No Penalties for Missing Goal
  • GoFundMe Mobile App
  • No Deadlines or Goal Requirements
  • 5-Minute Email Support
  • Keep Every Donation You Recieve
How GoFundMe works - step by step guide:



At Indiegogo, our mission is to empower people to unite around ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life. With the help of our Indiegogo community, we're redefining entrepreneurship- shifting it from being a privilege to a right. Because every incentive idea should have its shot, and every creative entrepreneur should have their moment. Together, we can do anything.

How it works?

*Total raised across all projects, from dance to design: $1B+
Contributions from our amazing community of backers for $650k + projects: 11MM+
Countries & territories where campaigns have started: 223
The most a campaign has exceeded its goal..so far: 17,386%



Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative and imaginative ideas that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Kickstarter Team:
We're an independent, founder-controlled company of 125 people working together in an old pencil factory in New York City. We spend our time designing and building Kickstarter, connecting people around inspiring creative projects and having a lot of fun doing it.

We're developers, designing, support specialists, writers, musicians, painters, poets, gamers, robot-builders - you name it. Between us, we've backed more than 34,000 projects (and launched plenty of our own).

Want to know more? Head to the link below, how to set your account and how it works etc...

I hope this has helped you in some way.
And as mentioned earlier, I wish you all the best and luck with your endeavors.

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Have a lovely day and happy Friday :) 
Talk to you all soon!!

Much love and ciao for now!
Hanan xx

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